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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To illuminate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To throw or spread light upon; to make light or bright; to illuminate; to illumine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To throw or spread light upon; to make light or bright; to illuminate; to illumine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To illumine; illuminate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make lighter or brighter

Etymologies

Short for illumine (probably on the model of French verbs in -lumer, to light up, such as allumer, to light).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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